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Baby cotton, a Portuguese brand that creates its products in mousseline fabric, using raw materials such as 100% organic cotton which is the case of t.. See More

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Baby cotton, a Portuguese brand that creates its products in mousseline fabric, using raw materials such as 100% organic cotton which is the case of the Sleeping Bag Aqua Green .

Baby cotton products accompany your baby from day one. The durability of the materials allows for a versatile use over time.

 

 

 

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Because the sleeping bag has to be part of the trousseau and accompany the baby every night!

The baby sleeping with a sleeping bag has several advantages that are listed below. Below is each of the points better explained.

  1. The sleeping bag keeps the baby warm all night without risk of uncovering
  2. The sleeping bag keeps the baby at the right temperature, preserving his health
  3. How to Avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  4. Sleeping bags are recommended by pediatric associations worldwide
  5. The sleeping bag prevents the baby from waking up due to thermal discomfort and is part of the sleep routine! Thus it preserves both the child's sleep and the parents' sleep
  6. How to choose the right sleeping bag for your baby?
  7. And the right size sleeping bag, what is it?
  8. Practical details to consider when choosing your baby's sleeping bag
  9. How to dress your child inside the sleeping bag?

 


The sleeping bag keeps the baby warm all night without risk of uncovering
The sleeping bag is a piece that can be used, from birth to at least 18 months, and can be used up to 3 years of age. Keeps baby warm just right all night long. By attaching to his shoulders, the sleeping bag allows the baby to move freely, and at the same time, it guarantees homogeneous and adapted heating of the newborn's body.

This is important, because babies do not regulate the temperature in the same way as adults, and this issue of thermal regulation is essential, not only for the child's comfort, but also for their own safety. The risk of a baby becoming overcooled or overheated is very dangerous and in the most extreme case it can result in death, much faster than for an adult person, who has greater control over the maintenance of body temperature. Because of this specificity of babies, it is very important to pay attention to the temperature of the environment and the way they will be wrapped.

 

 

The sleeping bag keeps the baby at the right temperature, preserving health
The sleeping bag allows you to control your baby's body temperature, according to the room temperature and the forecast for nighttime weather. Openings in the shoulders allow air to circulate, which improves thermal comfort. In other words, sleeping bags should not have arms because this would heat babies up too much, with a high risk of temperature rising without good thermal regulation, causing the baby to experience excessive heat, which can have serious consequences, such as increased risk of the baby suffering from Sudden Newborn Death Syndrome or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - which is when the child dies during sleep for no apparent reason, we will explain more about SIDS below.

Sleeping bags also have no arms to allow the child who already knows how to roll to move his arms freely, to move and not get stuck in an uncomfortable or dangerous position.

 

 

How to Avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death in infants up to 1 year old (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - SIDS). They are sudden deaths, with no apparent cause, of healthy babies. The medical reasons remain unknown, but over the years, specialists, pediatricians, physicians and researchers have been able to identify environmental risk factors that increase the likelihood of this happening. Putting the baby to sleep with soft blankets, pillows and crib protectors are examples of habits that should be avoided for the child's safety, avoiding suffocation.

Statistically the syndrome happens more during the winter. Not because the child is cold, but just the opposite, because the parents have this fear of the baby being cold and the tendency is to exaggerate the layers of clothes and blankets, which in addition to increasing the risk of the syndrome due to the exaggerated temperature rise The child's body (which does not yet maturely regulate its own temperature) increases the occurrence of SIDS because of the risk of suffocation of babies covering their nose and mouth with blankets and elements present in the bed.

The sleeping bag is the solution recommended by professionals to warm your baby without the risk of suffocation. In addition, it is always recommended to put your baby to sleep on his back. The sleeping bag leaves your baby's legs free to move, but it also helps keep newborn babies in the position you laid them down. The shape of the bag means that smaller babies who are still not moving much will remain on their backs all night long.

 

 

Sleeping bags are recommended by pediatric associations worldwide

Because of all the benefits mentioned above, the sleeping bag solution is recommended by pediatric associations in most countries. In Europe, all countries advise against the use of blankets for babies, opting for the sleeping bag solution, known as the safest.

In the United States, every year 3500 babies die in their sleep, some of them due to SIDS. There, pediatricians warn about the risk of overheating and recommend not using blankets and anything soft that could cover the baby's nose and/or mouth while he sleeps.

Of course, the subject is also discussed by Brazilian pediatricians, who recommend preferring sleeping bags (“dressing blankets”) to the use of sheets, blankets and blankets.

The sleeping bag prevents the baby from waking up due to thermal discomfort and is part of the sleep routine! Thus it preserves both the child's sleep and the parents' sleep
Information on the danger to your baby's life is essential, but it should also not stop you from enjoying maternity/parenting without anxiety. The sleeping bag also benefits your baby's sleep quality by maintaining a pleasant temperature for him, without the risk of uncovering himself, but still with the freedom to move his legs freely, and with the comfort of feeling snug inside the bag, the that helps to calm and relax babies. This feeling of feeling gently “stuck” is pleasant for the newborn, who has just spent 9 months in the mother's womb.

There is always talk of the famous sleep routine to help babies sleep better. This means that babies like routine, and repetition in everyday life helps them adjust the cycles of day and night, wake-up time and bed time. Maintaining a ritual when putting the baby to sleep, both for nap and for the night, helps a lot the newborn to sleep more peacefully and for longer hours!

Here, the sleep routine that works very well with our son is as follows: With him already changed into pajamas, we lowered the light in the room, turned off the radio (we don't have a TV, but it would be turning off the TV too) and started making a calmer activity with him: playing with cubes, puzzles etc. We avoid playing hide-and-seek or tickle, because they make him very excited. He drinks the bottle, we put the sleeping bag in him, we sit on the couch and read a book. At this point, he's already sucking his thumb and usually just one book is enough for him to yawn, sometimes two. We carry him into the bedroom to lay him down on the bed, we sing a song and he is already asleep. This sleeping bag step is part of the routine, because it specifically associates this outfit with bedtime.

That way the baby sleeps better and the parents too! And there is nothing more precious than your little one's sleep in peace.

 

 

How to choose the right sleeping bag for your baby?
The baby does not regulate his own temperature maturely, so it is very important to get him dressed in the right way to ensure his thermal comfort and help him to spend a long and peaceful night.

Choose your baby's sleeping bag according to room temperature

As parents, we shouldn't be afraid that our children will feel much colder than we don't. Generally the recommended maximum is to think just one more layer than what we are using.

Therefore, we have to choose the baby's clothes and sleeping bag according to the season and the ambient temperature. Besides the season, what really matters is the thermal situation of the baby's room. When I complain about the cold here in São Paulo, people say to me “but you are French! The weather is much colder there than here!” Of course, the temperature outside there is much cooler, but the thermal insulation of apartments and offices is also much better than here. Because of that, there in an enclosed space, you never go through an environment below 18 degrees. Here, when it is 7 degrees at night, it has already measured 13 degrees in my room!! All this to say that what matters is the temperature perceived in your baby's room.

The ideal for a newborn to sleep well at night is a temperature between 18 and 22 degrees, without the air being too dry or too humid. High humidity increases the feeling of cold and has to be considered when evaluating the right clothing. But be careful too, because the dry air from the air conditioners or heaters is not good for babies' breathing either. So, when temperatures aren't extreme, it's best to adjust your baby's temperature with the clothes and sleeping bag he's going to wear to sleep!

In this list, the low temperature value is the lowest temperature at night (usually around 4-5 am) and the highest temperature is the temperature when the baby goes to bed in the early evening. During the coldest nights, avoid drafts in your baby's room as much as possible.

  • Above 28 degrees: diaper only
  • From 26 to 28 degrees: A cotton short-sleeved body
  • From 24 to 26 degrees: A sleeping bag with a long-sleeved cotton bodysuit
  • From 20 to 24 degrees: A sleeping bag with a overall summer cotton pajamas.
  • From 16 to 20 degrees: A sleeping bag with a full cotton pajama overalls. If, because of the humidity, the feeling is too cold, you can add a bodysuit under your pajamas.
  • Below 16 degrees: This temperature should be exceptional in your baby's room!! A sleeping bag with a full winter pajama jumpsuit and a long-sleeved bodysuit underneath

 


Does the baby have cold hands? This is not a sign that you are cold!

This is one of the first things I learned when I became a mother. From my pediatrician and after others, I heard the same thing as to assess your baby's thermal comfort, you run a finger across your lap to feel your belly or back. Your baby can often have cold hands and feet, but that doesn't mean he's cold and you should add more clothes to him.

As a general rule of thumb, remember that babies a few months old have colder hands and feet than the rest of their bodies. The newborn's thermoregulatory system is not yet mature enough. The reference temperature, to know if the baby is cold or not, is the torso and head, where the vital organs are located.

"Cold hands and feet do not always mean that the child is underdressed, as the baby usually has the coldest extremities", explains neonatologist Clery Bernardi Gallacci, from Santa Joana Hospital and Maternity (SP)

 

And the right size sleeping bag, what is it?
Your baby's sleeping bag should be adjusted so that he can't get lost inside or get the straps over his head. The underside should allow him to move his legs freely in comfort.

 

What should your newborn's sleeping bag material be?

The material of the sleeping bag is important. Like the material of the sleepwear you wear with your newborn, natural fibers are recommended as they allow the skin to breathe and allow for better thermal regulation of the baby. Organic cotton, which in addition to letting the baby's skin breathe, is completely hypoallergenic, and very soft, important aspects when considering that a baby's night is 12 hours.

This recommendation also applies to the sheets you choose for your baby's bed.

Practical details to consider when choosing your baby's sleeping bag
Zippered sleeping bags are easier to put on and to change diapers at night if necessary. If you put the child to sleep after nursing, there are two options, either wear the sleeping bag first, or leave the sleeping bag open on the bed, lay the child down and zip the sleeping child.

Avoid sleeping bags with buttons sewn on the top, because teething babies can swallow buttons if they have a habit of biting.

Do not choose sleeping bags with sleeves as they impede air circulation and the baby's thermal regulation, increasing the risk of SIDS. The fact of not having an arm is also to leave the baby free to use his arms. When he starts to move more, it's important that he can adjust his position without risking getting stuck in an uncomfortable or dangerous position.

 

How to dress your child inside the sleeping bag?

It's always best to choose natural fibers that let your baby's skin breathe (cotton, bamboo, wool). Avoid as much as possible synthetic fabrics that do not allow the baby s skin to breathe, heat up a lot and make them sweat without being able to regulate their temperature well. The best clothes for baby to sleep in are the full pajama overalls (with legs and long sleeves, with or without little feet) or the bodysuit with short or long sleeves. If it's too cold you can add a body  under the pajama overalls.

For babies up to 2 years old, avoid combining two-piece pajamas with separate pants and a T-shirt. The T-shirt will tend to go up and leave the belly uncovered, and the baby's torso is the most important part of keeping warm; as well as the elastic of the pants can generate discomfort squeezing the stomach all night long. Choose bodysuit or pajama overalls in one piece, because they leave the belly covered and free.

 

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